Amphetamines

New Study: Meth Far More Dangerous to Adolescent Brains

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

The highly addictive drug methamphetamine (“meth”) causes dramatically more damage to the brains of adolescents than to those of adults, a new study has found.

Researchers from South Korea and the University of Utah reported that MRI brain scans of chronic meth abusers revealed damage to the gray matter and white matter of all users, affecting important cognitive abilities and how the brain regions communicate.

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Amphetamine Abuse Can Cause Serious Damage to Aorta in Young People

Posted on August 23rd, 2010

Amphetamine abuse can lead to multiple serious mental and physical health risks, including chronic psychiatric problems, psychotic behavior, memory loss, mood disturbances, severe dental problems, malnutrition, and heart damage, such as rapid or irregular heartbeats. Recent clinical reports have found possible connections between amphetamine abuse and heart attack as well as aortic dissection.

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